Los Angeles, Dec 11 : Actor Matthew Lewis, known for playing the hapless yet lovable character Neville Longbottom in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, has got engaged to his girlfriend whom he has been dating for ten months.
Beijing, Dec 11 : China launched a weather satellite at 12:11 a.m. local time on Sunday, marking an upgrade of China's meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit.
Aden, Dec 11 : At least 33 soldiers were killed and more than 40 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a military base near Aden's airport on Saturday.
Los Angeles, Dec 11 : Actress Jennifer Lawrence embarrassed Chris Pratt on the set of "Passengers" by blaming him for her girly scream.
Oslo, Dec 11 : Representing Nobel laureate Bob Dylan at the prize-giving, a very nervous US singer Patti Smith forgot the lines of the artist's song "A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall" in Stockholm on Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : A law firm here was raided on Saturday and Rs 8 crore, including Rs 2 crore in new denomination currency notes, was seized from the premises, a police officer said.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : India on Saturday said that countries across the world that face the problems of migration should focus on the economic dimension of the phenomenon.
Panaji, Dec 10 : Three persons from Agra were arrested here on Saturday in connection with a debit and credit card skimming racket, a police spokesperson said.
Kolkata, Dec 10 : Mumbai City FC will not miss marquee player Diego Forlan who is set to be suspended for their all-important semi-final second leg at home due to a red card he picked up on Saturday in the first leg against Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) which they lost 2-3, their coach said.
Hyderabad, Dec 10 : The commission of inquiry on socio-economic and educational conditions of Muslims in Telangana has recommended to the state government to provide 12 percent or minimum 9 percent reservation to the community in jobs and education.
Kolkata, Dec 10 : People from various walks of life joined hands to celebrate the 68th anniversary of International Human Rights Day here on Saturday through seminars, discussions and cultural programmes.
Guwahati, Dec 10 : Two cadres of the anti-talk faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) were killed during an operation in Assam's Kokrajhar district early on Saturday. a defence spokesman said.
Pushkar, Dec 10 : The first day of 'Shree Cement The Sacred Pushkar - a festival of music, yoga and meditation' concluded with high-voltage musical performances by leading Sufi and classical artistes at the beautifully decorated Jaipur Ghat here on Saturday.
Accra, Dec 10 : The candidate of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo assured that he would not let Ghanaians down after winning the closely contested presidential election on Friday.
Chennai/Bengaluru, Dec 10 : Taxmen on Saturday recovered 177 kg of gold and Rs 130 crore -- of which Rs 34 crore was in new 2,000 rupee notes -- in the biggest ever seizure in the country from three Tamil Nadu businessmen, including a government contractor, officials said.
Sana'a, Dec 10 : At least 33 pro-government soldiers were killed and more than 40 injured when a suicide bomber targeted a military base near the airport in Aden city on Saturday, security officials said.
Deesa (Gujarat), Dec 10 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said people queuing up at banks and ATMs after demonetisation were doing so for the larger good of the country in keeping with its tradition of selflessness but also stressed that they should adopt e-banking.
Kolkata, Dec 10 : Former champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) edged past ten-man Mumbai City FC 3-2 in a rip-roaring semi-final first leg of the Indian Super League at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium here on Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday successfully underwent a scheduled kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here and will need at least a week to properly recover, hospital's Director M.C. Misra said on Saturday.
Rome, Dec 10 : Italian President Sergio Mattarella was on Saturday in talks with party leaders in order to form a new transition government.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death on Friday evening by his classmate following an argument, police said.
Chennai, Dec 10 : The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday decided to recommend to the Union government to confer the Bharat Ratna on late Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.
Kolkata, Dec 10 : The arrest of former Indian Air Force chief S.P. Tyagi in the Rs 3,767-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal case has dented the IAF's reputation of being a professional force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said here on Saturday.
Lucknow, Dec 10 : India defeated England 5-3 in their second Pool D match to virtually assure themselves a quarter-final spot in the men's Junior Hockey World Cup here on Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday said that it has increased the metro smart card recharge limit to Rs 2,000 from Dec 11 till Dec 31.
Bengaluru, Dec 10 : Over Rs 6 crore in cash, including Rs.5.7 crore in new Rs 2,000 notes, and 32 kg gold and jewellery were seized from a hawala operator at a small town in central Karnataka, said a income tax (IT) official on Saturday.
Tehran, Dec 10 : Iran's representative to the UN criticised a recent resolution on Syria as "unilateral" and not dealing with "the reality on the ground", media reports said on Saturday.
Lucknow, Dec 10 : Samajwadi Party's Uttar Pradesh unit President Shivpal Yadav, who has been embroiled in a bitter power tussle with his nephew and state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the last few months, said that some people were misleading the party's top brass for their selfish motives.
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Dec. 10 : Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia on Saturday inducted Behror MLA Dr. Jaswant Singh Yadav and Nimbahera MLA Shrichand Kriplani in her cabinet and four others were sworn in as State Ministers during a cabinet expansion after two years.
London [UK], Dec. 10 : The United States will send as many as 200 additional troops to help Kurdish and Arab fighters launch an assault on Islamic State's key stronghold of Raqqa.
Paris, Dec 11 : French anti-terrorist judge on Saturday charged a man with alleged involvement in a foiled attack planned for December 1 in the French capital, local media reported.
Damascus, Dec 11 : The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group entered the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday, nine months after the Syrian army captured it, a monitor group reported.
London, Dec 11 : TV host Sharon Osbourne has confirmed Cheryl and Liam Payne are expecting a baby as she sent a congratulatory message to the former "X Factor" judge.
Istanbul, Dec 11 : At least 20 people were injured in two explosions that hit central Istanbul late on Saturday, the authorities said.
Kolkata, Dec 11 : Ruia Group Chairman and engineering firm jessop and Co owner Pawan Ruia was flown in to Kolkata on Saturday night from New Delhi, where he was arrested by West Bengal CID officers in the morning.
Lagos, Dec 11 : Several people are feared dead and others injured after a church building collapsed in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria, local authority said on Saturday.
Mumbai, Dec 10 : Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday said blue is the colour of life for them, and in a new night, as they unveiled as new range of colours for Dulux paints.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : The Indian Railways on Saturday started giving free accidental insurance cover to the passengers who booked their tickets through online mode, IRCTC officials said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 : Congress' Kerala unit chief V.M. Sudheeran on Saturday night condemned the Madhya Pradesh Police from preventing Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan from attending a function in Bhopal earlier in the day.
Port Louis (Mauritius), Dec 10 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is on a two-day visit to Mauritius, on Saturday said that India would continue to extend its full support for training and capacity building of Mauritius.
Kolkata, Dec 10 : City football giants Mohun Bagan's Assistant Secretary Srinjoy Bose and Finance Secretary Debasish Dutta were on Saturday fined R 1 lakh each for the team not playing in the Calcutta Football League (CFL) derby on September 7.
Mumbai, Dec 10 : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday came for the traditional mahurat clap of designer Vikram Phadnis's directorial debut Marathi film "Hrudayantar" and wished its team good luck.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : The IT industry on Saturday sought government support in view of the increasing global trends of protectionism and anti-globalisation, during the pre-Budget consultative meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, an official statement said.
Mumbai, Dec 10 : Tata Sons' ousted chairman Cyrus P Mistry has sought the support of Tata Power Company's shareholders to remain as director on its board, said the company on Saturday.
Kolkata, Dec 10 : Matters relating to maritime safety and security of the Bay of Bengal were discussed in a meeting between senior officials of Indian and Bangladeshi coast guards here on Saturday, a defence official said.
Paris, Dec 10 : A French anti-terrorist judge on Saturday charged a man with alleged involvement in a foiled terror attack planned for December 1 in the French capital, local media reports said.
Kolkata, Dec 10 : Kolkata-headquartered Ruia Group Chairman and country's oldest engineering firm, Jessop and Co's owner Pawan Ruia was arrested from his New Delhi residence on Saturday by the West Bengal CID personnel in connection with a complaint of theft filed by the Railways.
Chennai, Dec 10 : The Income Tax department has seized a whopping 177 kg gold - the highest seizure ever in the country - and Rs 130 crore, of which Rs 34 crore was in new denomination currency, in raids on three businessmen in Tamil Nadu's Vellore district, an official said.
Patna, Dec 10 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday advised youths, particularly students, to use free Wi-Fi facility to download books instead of films.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh made an appeal to agriculture scientists on Saturday to develop techniques adaptable to the needs of the huge number of marginal farmers in the country.
Lucknow, Dec 10 : India got the better of England 5-3 in Pool D to virtually assure themselves a quarter-final spot in the men's Junior Hockey World Cup here on Saturday.
Bengaluru/Chennai Dec 10 : Taxmen have seized Rs 5.7 crore in new 2,000 notes, Rs 90 lakh in old denomination and 32 kg of gold and jewellery from a secret locker in a bathroom in a Karnataka town, officials said on Saturday, hours after Rs 24 crore, also in new notes, were recovered from a government contractor's car in Tamil Nadu.
Kolkata, Dec 10 : Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) edged past Mumbai City FC 3-2 in a rip-roaring semi-final first leg at the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium here on Saturday to take the upper hand going into the second offing.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said in an official release on Saturday that a new Doordarshan channel dedicated to the Northeast -- Arun Prabha -- will be launched in January.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : In an attempt to give a big push to cashless transactions, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will shortly roll out the Android-based Aadhaar enabled Payment System (AEPS) application, said officials.
Moscow, Dec 10 : A senior Russian sports official vowed on Saturday that the country would take the recent report on a state-sponsored doping system in the country seriously, although the accusations were "unpleasant".
Mumbai, Dec 10 : Heightened chances of a US rate hike, along with a slower pace of reforms and soon to be released domestic macro-economic inflation data, are expected to keep the Indian rupee under pressure during the upcoming week.
New Delhi, Dec 10 : The three-year-leopard, which had been 'staying' in the Yamuna Biodiversity park for about a month, was successfully captured on Saturday, with Delhi Forest Department officials expressing relief that this had avoided an ugly man-animal conflict like in the case of the Gurugram leopard which was last month beaten to death by villagers.
Kunda (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 10 : For any country to progress, its women have to be empowered and contribute to nation-building, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik said here on Saturday.
Kochi [India], Dec. 10 : Kerala Blasters coach Steve Coppell has warned his team that their past record in the Indian Super League (ISL) will count for nothing as they attempt to set aside the challenge of Delhi Dynamos in first leg of the semi-finals at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.